Shrewsbury 1 Chelsea 2: Jose Mourinho hails ‘professional’ display

The Chelsea boss was delighted with the manner of his side's League Cup fourth-round win at Greenhous Meadow

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho praised Chelsea’s “professional” performance after watching his side book their place in the fifth round of the League Cup with a 2-1 victory at Shrewsbury Town.

Mourinho’s visitors took the lead at Greenhous Meadow Stadium when captain for the night Didier Drogba swept in a half-volley four minutes after half-time.

The League Two side fought back and drew level in the 77th minute when substitute Andy Mangan turned home from close range.

However, Chelsea were soon in front again after Jermaine Grandison deflected in Willian’s cross as the Premier League leaders booked their place in the next round.

“We knew that, we knew before [it was going to be difficult],” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“I wasn’t expecting anything but a difficult match. The game was going to be difficult. It was difficult from minute one to the last minute.”

Mourinho added: “I think I had on my four players that played on Sunday [at Manchester United] and they were an unbelievable example for others.

“They were absolutely brilliant. When you have Petr Cech and Jon Mikel Obi not playing regularly, they come here and give great example of professionalism.”

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